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Cherokee Elementary

The staff and students of Cherokee Elementary are excited and working hard in the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year.    


Cherokee Braves participated in a 100th Day of School Showcase.  On the 100th day of school, students showed their loved ones that they were “100 Days Smarter”.  Students shared their personal goals and growth from the 1st semester.  It was exciting to see parents involved in the education of their Cherokee Brave.


I would like to congratulate the Cherokee Teacher of the Year, Ms. Amanda Ranallo.  Amanda is currently a kindergarten teacher at Cherokee Elementary.  Ms. Ranallo is completing her 13th year of teaching. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher leading our students in the classroom.  She works very hard to make sure all students are learning the required objectives daily and engages them with intriguing activities that promote problem solving and critical thinking.  Amanda is a child advocate, always going above and beyond to meet the needs of her students.      


Cherokee Elementary teachers, students and families recently helped support the Oklahoma Special Olympics by participating in the Polar Plunge at NSU Beta Field.  Cherokee Elementary raised over $1700 to support this great cause. 


Spring is right around the corner, and that means testing is quickly approaching.  

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests in April.  School wide, we have been working hard to prepare our students for this opportunity to showcase their knowledge.  Teachers have used test data from Formative Assessments, Buckle Down Assessments, Literacy First Assessments and last year’s test data to differentiate instruction for every student. It is crucial for your child to be at school on time every day in order for them to truly benefit from the enriched lessons their teachers have prepared for them. Students will continue to learn new skills daily and begin to review skills that have been taught. Please encourage your child to talk about what they are learning at school and help them check their homework nightly. 


As you can see, Cherokee has been very busy the second semester of school and are looking forward to a completing another successful year.  We are proud of our students and staff at Cherokee and will take every opportunity to show off their talents.  Like them on Facebook and see more incredible things about Cherokee Elementary.